Dr Elsa Baroghel

BA, MA (Paris IV-La Sorbonne), DPhil (Oxford)


Dr Baroghel is an Early Career Researcher and Stipendiary Lecturer in French language and literature.


At St Hilda's Dr Baroghel teaches FHS language papers I, IIB and Listening/Speaking. As Faculty Tutor, she also runs French Sole 'Introduction to Literary Theory' seminars and teaches grammar classes to first-year students from various Oxford colleges.


Dr Baroghel's doctoral research focused on the relevance of the Marquis de Sade to Samuel Beckett's works. Her research interests include: Modern French and English literature (20th century in particular); Samuel Beckett; the intellectual legacies of the Enlightenment; and the themes of violence, transgression, madenss and psychiatric institutions in literature.


‘my God to have to murmur that’: How It Is and the Issue of Performance,’ in Samuel Beckett and BBC Radio: a Reassessment, Matthew Feldman, Erik Tonning and David Addyman (eds.), ‘New Interpretations of Samuel Beckett in the Twenty-First Century,’ London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 185-209.

‘Samuel Beckett, lecteur de Sade: Comment c’est et Les 120 Journées de Sodome,’ in La violence dans l’œuvre de Samuel Beckett: entre langage et corps, ‘Samuel Beckett’ vol. 4, Llewellyn Brown (ed.), Lettres Modernes Minard/Classiques Garnier, 2017, 227-259.

‘From Narcissistic Isolation to Sadistic Pseudocouples: Tracing the Genesis of Endgame,’ in Samuel Beckett: Debts and Legacies, ‘Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui’ vol. 22, Erik Tonning, Matthew Feldman, Matthijs Engelberts et al. (eds.), Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2010, 123-133.